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Entering the Guess the Birdies Contest? The Deadline Is Tonight!

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Last week, we told you about the Guess the Birdies contest through Birdies for Charity. A pledge to Back Bay Mission through Birdies for Charity is a great way to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives. It’s also a great way to see your gift make a bigger impact. And, of course, the Guess the Birdies contest is also a chance to win a prize from the Scarlet Pearl Resort.

This is just a friendly reminder that if you’re planning on entering the Guess the Birdies Contest, the deadline is tonight!

Make a Pledge through Birdies for Charity, and You Can Win, Too

By | Giving Opportunities

The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is coming up soon. While we’ve been telling you about your chance to make a bigger impact through your pledge, you can also win a prize through Birdies for Charity!

Whether you make a pledge through Birdies for Charity or not, you can enter the Guess the Birdies contest (you do have to complete the form, though). If you correctly guess the number of birdies made this year, you could win a two night hotel stay, dinner for two at the Scarlet Grille, and a round of miniature golf for two at Lava Links, all compliments of the Scarlet Pearl Resort.

You must make your entry to the Guess the Birdies contest by midnight on March 30, 2017.

Birdies for Charity is a great opportunity to make a gift to Back Bay Mission, a chance to have that gift make a bigger impact, and a chance to win a two night stay with the Scarlet Pearl Resort. Make your pledge today!

Have You Made Your Birdies for Charity Pledge?

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Birdies for Charity is a great way to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It’s also a great way to increase the impact of your gift!

When you make a pledge through the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Birdies for Charity website, you increase the Mission’s chances of receiving Birdies for Charity Bonus Bucks! The charity with the most money collected through Birdies for Charity on May 5, 2017, will see up to an additional $7,500! The charity with the second most, $5,000. The charity with the third most, $2,500.

Your gift to Back Bay Mission always makes a difference in the lives of the people on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Your gift through Birdies for Charity can make an even bigger difference!

Make your pledge today.

It’s Time for Birdies for Charity!

By | Giving Opportunities

Are you thinking about giving to Back Bay Mission and wanting to make your gift have more impact? Birdies for Charity is a great opportunity for you!

From now until midnight on May 5, 2017, you can make a pledge or gift through the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Pledges must be at least $0.03 per birdie. Your gift will be equal to your per-birdie pledge times the number of birdies made during the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. The Classic is expecting between 700 and 800 birdies to be made this year. In 2016, there were 678 birdies made. If you had pledged $0.03 per birdie in 2016, your gift would have been $20.34.

Gifts must be at least $10 and can be made directly on the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Birdies for Charity website.

Now, here’s the part where your impact can be greater. It we’re among the three top charities – based on the amount of money we’ve collected – as of midnight on May 5, 2017, Birdies for Charity will match your gift! The first place charity is matched 100% up to $7,500. The second place charity is matched 100% up to $5,000. The third place charity is matched 100% up to $2,500. Any gift will make a tremendous difference in the life of someone on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Any match will make an even bigger difference!

Strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives… make your pledge or gift today!

Time is Running Out!

By | Giving Opportunities

Christmas dinner dishes are done, the leftovers have been eaten, presents are opened, and thank you notes have been written. The year is almost over.

But there’s one thing left to do: make a gift to Back Bay Mission.

Every day, people just like you make a a difference through Back Bay Mission. You strengthen neighborhoods. You seek justice. You transform lives. And there’s still a lot to be done here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Please, make a difference today by giving either to our general fund or to our housing rehabilitation campaign.

Thank you.

The Mississippi Day of Giving is Today!

By | Giving Opportunities

The Mississippi Day of Giving is today! You can be a part of this wonderful day by going to the Mission’s GiveGab page, choosing a campaign, and making a gift.

And just as importantly, you can spread the word! Text a friend. Forward this email. Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MSDayofGiving (and directing people to the Mission). Or, just tell people.

Thank you for your generous support!

The Mississippi Day of Giving is October 20!

By | Giving Opportunities

We’re counting down the days to October 20, the Second Annual Mississippi Day of Giving. With your help, we can raise money for three important Back Bay Mission ministries: housing rehabilitation, the veterans support fund, and our Christmas baskets and backpacks project.

Here are three important things you can do to support Back Bay Mission on the Mississippi Day of Giving:

Share and share alike. The Mississippi Day of Giving will be successful is we use our networks. Help us grow our networks by sending this email to your friends, and ask them to do the same.

Be socially (media) active. Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, tweet about the Mississippi Day of Giving, and share your love for Back Bay Mission. Ask others to do the same.

Be a champion. Everyone loves a champion. Select one of our campaigns, click the ‘start fundraising’ button, and ask your friends to join you in supporting Back Bay Mission!

You can learn more about each of our campaigns on our GiveGab pages: housing rehabilitation, the veterans support fund, and Christmas baskets and backpacks. Thank you for being part of our community!

Celebrate Jill Cartledge’s Ministry with Our Best Christmas Ever!

By | Emergency Assistance, Food Pantry, Giving Opportunities

For years, emergency assistance caseworker Jill Cartledge has spearheaded a great tradition at Back Bay Mission: Christmas Baskets and Backpacks. She makes sure that the families we served – whether housed or homeless – have everything they need for Christmas breakfast and dinner.

That makes this Christmas bittersweet.

Jill is retiring next summer, and we know she would like to have the biggest Christmas yet. You can make that happen.

Help Jill have a great Christmas by helping the people we serve have a great Christmas. Go to our website to make your gift today!

12:13 Jewelry Supports Back Bay Mission

By | Giving Opportunities

Our friends at 12:13 Jewelry have produced a beautiful silver shrimp ribbon cord necklace to support Back Bay Mission!

The necklace features a cobalt blue crystal and orange glass round with silver alloy accents and a detailed shrimp. The ribbon cord is 17 1/2 inches with an additional 1 3/4 inch extender chain. The blue and orange reflect the Mission’s colors and the shrimp has been a long-time mascot for the Mission. It is truly a beautiful piece of art.

But the best part is this: 30% of the purchase price comes to the Mission. Your purchase strengthens neighborhoods, seeks justice, and transforms lives!

Go to 12:13 Jewelry to buy your necklace and support Back Bay Mission!

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